WHAT is Citizen Pride?
There’s a special pride each of us takes in our hometown and iconic symbols that are unique to where we live. We call it “Citizen Pride” and our artwork in print, on canvas, flags and note cards offers an original and meaningful way to share and display it.
Whether tastefully displayed on a car, thoughtfully shared as a thank you note to a friend, classically hung as a commemorative print in an office or specially commissioned as a custom illustration for a home or business, CitizenPride’s products offer people a unique and original way to express their hometown pride.
What Makes Us Special?
Joe and Eva Barsin have over twenty years experience working in the design, illustration and advertising industry and own a successful design business, JEB Design, Inc. Joe Barsin’s original illustrations offer a broad appeal in the retail world that the public finds relevant and approachable. Eva Barsin is Joe’s artist representative at CitizenPride. Together we produce high quality products that stand apart from the competition. CitizenPride has a proven record of sales since 2010. The goal is to expand our collection to include products featuring popular locations and landscapes from around the world. We welcome commissions and suggestions for themes.
Illustrations by Joe Barsin are special because he combines a passion for history, culture and community which reflects his pride in our country.
Living abroad in Europe during his formative years developed his understanding of an artist’s role in defining a community’s culture and history. Being an Eagle Scout developed his sense of community, patriotism and appreciation for the natural world.
Joe is a native of Akron, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University with a degree in graphic design. He and his wife, Eva, started their own design firm in 1998, and continue to work from home while raising their two boys.
Below is Scott's introduction to the first interview.
"This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the illusturious Joe Barsin. Joe and his wife Eva are the graphic designers behind myriad iconic Maryland images, such as the Chesapeake Bay Plate, The Eastport Yacht Clubt Lights Parade branding and The Annapolis Film Festival branding. His wildly popular line of Maryland themed crab flags and mats can be found and seen all over Annapolis. We talk about the Annapolis arts scene and being an entrepreneur in Annapolis."
FIRST INTERVIEW - LISTEN HERE: Please share, subscribe and, of course listen to the podcast here.
Below is Scott's introduction to our second interview on the new Annapolis Podcast logo development.
"In our second interview, Joe Barsin delves into how we brainstormed, and he created, the brand-spanking-new logo for The Annapolis Podcast. Somehow Joe did the impossible and summarized the idea and the spirit of this podcast into one simple image. Thanks, Joe Barsin! You and your wife have been great for Annapolis!"
SECOND INTERVIEW - LISTEN HERE: Listen to the discussion on the new logo for The Annapolis Podcast here.
LISTEN to Creator's Block Interview with Joe Barsin on the topic of Freelance vs. Agency Designers
"This week, Liz and I nerd out over design things with Joe Barsin, an Annapolitan freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose work many Maryland locals will recognize under the Citizen Pride brand."
Learn more about Quintain's Creator's Block weekly podcast here.